Faculty

Faculty Profiles by Areas of Specialization

Faculty MemberResearch InterestOther Area Affiliations
Robert Allison
(PhD York University)
Human perception of motion and depth. Psychophysical and computational methods to study depth perception in natural and virtual environments. Applications to the design of the human-computer interface for virtual reality and simulator systems. Other interests include computer vision; the measurement and analysis of eye movements and related applications; and the measurement and perception of human motion.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Christopher Bergevin
(PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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My primary research interests deal with the auditory system, chiefly in the context of how sound is transduced by the ear into neural impulses going to the brain. Remarkably, somehow in the process of being a very sensitive detector, the (healthy) ear generates and subsequently emits sounds that can be detected non-invasively using a sensitive microphone. These sounds, known as otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), reveal many aspects of the inner workings of the ear and also have many translational applications (e.g., clinical audiology). Our lab combines both experimental (acoustic and neurophysiological) and theoretical/modeling approaches across a broad comparative framework (humans, birds, lizards) so to help us better understand OAEs and thereby the key biophysical processes at work that allow us to hear the world around us.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Centre for Vision Research

Also appointed to the:
Graduate Program in Biology
Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy
J. Douglas Crawford
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

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Systems, cognitive, and computational neuroscience; visual-motor transformations. Neural mechanisms and computational principles used by the brain to perceive 3-D space and generate accurate 3-D orienting movements. Visual consequences and control of eye movements, eye, and head gaze shifts, and visually guided arm movements.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Joseph DeSouza(PhD University of Western Ontario)

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Eye movements, hand and pointing movements, motion processing pathways and how these mechanisms are modulated by attentional mechanisms and how the brain processes sensory information until the final motor movement (coordinate transformations); employs a systems neuroscience approach using the technologies of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and electrophysiology. Website: www.braindetective.com

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Centre for Vision Research

Also appointed to the:
Graduate Program in Biology
James H. Elder
(PhD McGill University)

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Psychophysics and computational modelling of visual perception. Computer vision. Perceptual organization, visual detection, natural scene statistics, visual attention, shape perception, neural modeling. Applications in visual surveillance, remote learning and geomatics. www.elderlab.yorku.ca

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Mazyer Fallah
(PhD Princeton University)

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Visual perception and attention laboratory. Systems and cognitive neuroscience approach to understanding attentional mechanisms, feature binding, and object processing.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Ingo Fruend
(PhD Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany)

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Taking graduate students?: Yes
Laurence R. Harris
(PhD Cambridge University)
The Harrislab multisensory integration laboratory explores the ways in which we combine information from different senses. How do hearing, vision, touch, and sensory information about body movement and position combine to tell us where and when events happen and what the body’s current position and orientation is? Techniques include eye and head tracking, psychophysics and virtual reality.

Taking graduate students?:
Developmental Science
Denise Y. Henriques
(PhD York University)

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Sensorimotor control and learning; eye, head, limb movements and coordination; vision, haptics, kinesthesia; sensorimotor integration.

Taking graduate students?: No
Suzanne E. MacDonald
(PhD University of Alberta)
Comparative cognition, including learning and memory processes in primate species.

Taking graduate students?: No
Richard F. Murray
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Visual perception. Psychophysics. Computational and mathematical modelling. 2D and 3D shape. Perceptual organization. Visual attention. Natural scene statistics. Signal detection theory. See www.yorku.ca/rfm

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Susan Murtha
(PhD Carleton University)
Cognitive neuroscience. Investigating attention and memory (facilitation and/or attenuation) by exploring the neural underpinnings of function through computerized testing procedures or brain imaging in the young, healthy aging population or in those patients at the very early stages of dementia.

Taking graduate students?:
Developmental Science
Hiroshi Ono
(PhD Stanford University)
(Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus)

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Space perception, binocular vision, eye movement.

Taking graduate students?: No
History and Theory of Psychology
David M. Regan
(PhD, DSc London University)
(Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus) FRSC

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Human brain research. Visual psychophysics: spatial form vision, figure-ground, depth vision, motion, colour, spatial discriminations. Auditory psychophysics: AM and FM channels, auditory localization, speech perception. Human evoked potentials and magnetic brain responses (sensory), visual and auditory. Somatosensation. Application of visual and auditory psychophysics and brain recording to medicine (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, amblyopia). Vision in aviation and driving. Eye movements.

Taking graduate students?: No
Clinical,
Clinical Developmental,
Developmental Science
Josée Rivest
(PhD Harvard University)
Visual perception; shape perception in brain damaged individuals and normals. How different visual attributes such as colour, luminance, texture and motion are integrated together to provide visual analyses.

Taking graduate students?:
Lauren Sergio
(PhD McGill University)
Behavioural and fMRI studies of eye-hand coordination; neural mechanisms underlying visually guided reaching in parietal and premotor cortex; control of voluntary movement in neurological patient populations. Web page: www.yorku.ca/lsergio

Taking graduate students?:
Irwin Silverman
(PhD University of Rochester)
(Professor Emeritus)

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Human ethology and evolutionary psychology.

Taking graduate students?: No
Clinical,
Clinical Developmental,
Developmental Science,
Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of Psychology,
Social and Personality
Jennifer Steeves
(PhD York University)

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Scene and face processing, psychophysics and neuroimaging in neurological patients and healthy controls.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Nikolaus Troje
(PhD University of Freiburg, Germany)

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Dr. Troje's research is focused on questions concerning the nature of sensorimotor representations. How can a stream of noisy nerve cell excitations possibly be turned into the coherent and predictable perception of “reality”? Researchers and students in the BioMotion Lab work on questions involving the processing of sensory information, perception, cognition, sensorimotor control and communication.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Also appointed to the
Graduate Program in Biology
Neil Wiener
(PhD New York University)
(Professor Emeritus)

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The analyses of sociobiological theories as applied to within and between human group differences.

Taking graduate students?: No
Laurie M. Wilcox
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

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Fundamental and applied aspects of stereoscopic (3D) depth perception with a focus on how stereopsis is used in the ‘real world’; understanding how the brain achieves such an exquisite depth percept from such complex information; modelling how it is then capable of reconstructing depth in impoverished stimuli.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Also appointed to the
Graduate Program in Biology
Frances Wilkinson
(PhD Dalhousie University)
(Professor Emeritus)

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Visual perception with particular emphasis on face and shape recognition. Involvement of the visual system in migraine.

Taking graduate students?: No
Developmental Science
Hugh Wilson
(PhD University of Chicago)
(Professor Emeritus)
Psychophysics of form vision and motion perception, face perception, neural modeling of cortical visual function, FMRI brain imaging of human visual cortical areas, nonlinear dynamics.

Taking graduate students?: No
Also appointed to the
Graduate Program in Biology

Faculty from other areas affiliated with the Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science Area

Faculty MemberPrimary Area AffiliationResearch Interest
Scott A. Adler
(PhD Rutgers University)

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Developmental ScienceInfants’ visual, attentional and memory development from a neuroscience perspective. Specific topics include the relation between cognitive processes and young infants’ formation of future-oriented expectations for the spatial, temporal, and content information of visual events; the interface between visual expectations and memory processes; development of mechanisms for selective attention and visual search; development of object recognition; and the processes involved in infants’ control and execution of eye movements.
James M. Bebko
(PhD York University)

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Clinical,
Developmental Science
Cognitive and attention skills in children with autism, developmental disabilities, and children who are deaf. Roles of metacognition (awareness of self) and language proficiency (e.g., English or signed systems) in the cognitive development of these groups. Early identification; assessment methods; intervention effectiveness.
Ellen Bialystok
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Developmental ScienceCognitive development and literacy acquisition in monolingual and bilingual children, development of executive processes across the lifespan, and effect of bilingualism on cognitive aging. Methods include studying participants of all ages (4-80 years) using behavioural and imaging techniques.
Caroline Davis
(PhD York University)
Social and PersonalityAetiological factors in the development of eating disorders, compulsive overeating, and obesity. Issues related to the biological basis of personality and how this relates to disordered eating, and other addictive behaviours, are also considered.
John Eastwood
(PhD University of Waterloo)

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ClinicalExplores how the emotional state of an observer, and also the emotional significance of environmental information, influences the deployment of attention. Exploring the experience of boredom, and individual differences that impact on susceptibility to boredom. Focused on gaining a better understanding of basic psychological processes, as well as, examining issues that relate more specifically to clinical psychology.
Vinod Goel
(PhD University of California, Berkeley)

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Developmental ScienceCognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. Understanding the cognitive and neurophysiological structures and processes underlying human reasoning and problem-solving abilities. Verbal protocol analysis studies of normal and patient populations, computational modelling, and neuroimaging techniques involving Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI). Bridging the “gap” between cognitive and neurophysiological vocabularies.
Christopher D. Green
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of PsychologyHistory of American experimental psychology (ca. 1880-1930). Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, and his Analytical Engine. Research methods and statistics. Development and delivery of electronic research and educational materials (websites, digital video, podcasts, etc.).
Janice Johnson
(PhD York University)

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Developmental ScienceCognitive development, individual differences, and cognitive process analysis. Culture-fair assessment of cognitive capacity in mainstream and special developmental samples (e.g., deaf, gifted, ESL, language delayed); children’s intuitive reasoning in mathematics; measurement of executive functions in children and adults; cognitive style and language processing; cognitive-developmental factors in metaphor comprehension; mental arousal/motivation as factors in cognitive performance.
Raymond A. Mar
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Social and PersonalityProjection of the self into fictional narratives. The ascription of intentionality to abstract social agents. Individual differences in, and the core processes of, empathy and social understanding. Imagination. Stimulation based theories of language comprehension. And the neural underpinnings of these processes.
Timothy Moore
(Chair and Professor at Department of Psychology, Glendon College)

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Clinical Developmental PsychologyFASD and the criminal justice system; forensic psychology.
Norman Park
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceInvestigates the cognitive and neuropsychological processes associated with perceiving, remembering, and performing goal-directed naturalistic actions. Has a particular interest in the roles of attention and memory. Based on this understanding develops and evaluates methods of neuropsychological rehabilitation of brain-injured individuals.
Juan Pascual–Leone
(MD Valencia, PhD University of Geneva)
(Professor Emeritus)

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Developmental ScienceCognitive development and neuropsychology. Mental attention, working memory, executive functions, intelligence, representation, problem-solving, learning, and their organismic processes. Methods of task analysis. Epistemology/metatheories of human science. Neo-Piagetian research on childhood, infancy, adulthood, and aging.
Jill B. Rich
(PhD University of Victoria)

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ClinicalPrimary research focus is on different aspects of memory processing (e.g., semantic memory, implicit memory, source memory, prospective memory) and cognition in healthy young individuals, normal aging, and mild cognitive impairment (a transitional stage between healthy aging and dementia). Her clinical work involves neuropsychological assessment, particularly for differential diagnosis of dementia in geriatric populations.
R. Shayna Rosenbaum
(PhD University of Toronto)

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ClinicalStudies the organization of different types of memory in the brain using cognitive, neuropsychological, and functional neuroimaging methods. Patient and fMRI studies of recent and remote memory; hippocampal and cortical contributions to episodic, semantic, and spatial memory; representation of theory of mind and the self in prefrontal and temporoparietal cortex.
Erin C. Ross
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

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Social and PersonalityHow psychologists conceptualize and research lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience. Stereotypes of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse survivors.
Anne E. Russon
(PhD University of Montreal)

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Developmental ScienceComparative/evolutionary studies of nonhuman primates, especially the great apes (orangutans, chimpanzees) and especially cognitive development. Imitation and other forms of social learning, tool use, ecological problem solving (arboreal and foraging problems), and the evolution of primate and great ape intelligence. Study of various facets of orangutan intelligence and cognitive ecology in free-ranging ex-captive orangutans in Indonesian Borneo.
W. Dale Stevens
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Developmental ScienceMy primary research interests are in the areas of cognitive neuroscience, functional neuroimaging (MRI), and neurocognitive development and aging. My program of research broadly investigates the neurocognitive specialization, organization, and interaction of brain systems that underlie human conceptual processing, and the related processes of memory and perceptual abstraction. I use a combination of behavioral, neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and neurostimulation methodologies (e.g., MRI, TMS) to elucidate how cognitive abstraction underlies our ability to grasp, retain, and retrieve information in the form of conceptual knowledge. I also investigate how these processes are affected by healthy aging, and by developmental and neurological disorders.
Faculty MemberResearch InterestOther Area Affiliations
Lynne Angus
(PhD York University)

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Development of a narrative process model and research measure that addresses the contributions of narrative and emotion processes to effective psychotherapy. The role of autobiographical memory narratives to the etiology and treatment of depression.

Taking graduate students?: No
John Eastwood
(PhD University of Waterloo)

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Explores how the emotional state of an observer, and also the emotional significance of environmental information, influences the deployment of attention. Exploring the experience of boredom, and individual differences that impact on susceptibility to boredom. Focused on gaining a better understanding of basic psychological processes, as well as examining issues that relate more specifically to clinical psychology.

Taking graduate students?: No
Clinical Developmental Psychology
Karen Fergus
(PhD York University)

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Research focuses on the coping and adaptation processes of individuals affected by life-threatening illness in general, and cancer specifically. A strong interest in intimate relationships and how couples adjust to illness, adversity, and loss. Employ qualitative methods in order to derive in-depth understanding of these experiences. These findings in turn inform the development of psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational interventions (individual, couple, group, and internet-based) intended to reduce distress and suffering associated with illness.

Taking graduate students?:
Joel Goldberg
(PhD University of Waterloo)

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CBT for psychosis, EEG correlates of shyness and emotion perception in schizophrenia, smoking management and healthy lifestyles in schizophrenia, functional outcomes and 'recovery' in schizophrenia, development of a 'voices' questionnaire. Clinical assessment using personality and neuropsychological methods.

Taking graduate students?: No
Leslie S. Greenberg
(PhD York University)
(Professor Emeritus)

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Psychotherapy process and outcome research with a particular focus on identifying processes of change and relating these to outcome. Empirically supporting experiential therapy with a special focus on the treatment of depression. The role of emotion in therapy and constructivism in the generation of meaning. The development of the principles of a dialectical-constructivist emotion-focused therapy for individuals and couples. Psychotherapy integration.

Taking graduate students?: No
R. Walter Heinrichs
(PhD Univeristy of Toronto)

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Clinical research focused on neuropsychological performance and functional outcome in schizophrenia. Interested in the use of neurocognitive data to enhance diagnostic validity, rehabilitation and the search for endophenotypes for the illness. Also has broader theoretical and historical interests in schizophrenia.

Taking graduate students?: No
Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of Psychology
Jane Irvine
(DPhil University of Oxford)
(Professor Emeritus)

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The study of the bio–behavioural mechanisms underlying the effects of negative emotions on the cardiovascular system with a specific focus on myocardial ischemia and cardiac arrhythmias. Cognitive-behaviour therapy for promoting health behaviour change (e.g., smoking sensation) and adaptation to illness (e.g., treatment of depression following an acute coronary event) Enhancing adherence to health behaviour change (e.g., smoking cessation, diet, exercise and medication adherence).

Taking graduate students?: No
Joel Katz
(PhD McGill University)
(Canada Research Chair)

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Psychological, emotional, and biomedical factors involved in acute and chronic pain with a particular emphasis on (1) understanding the psychological and physiological processes and mechanisms involved in the transition of acute, time-limited pain to chronic, pathological pain; (2) identifying factors involved in the establishment and reactivation of pain memories after amputation (phantom limb pain) and other traumatic events; (3) pre-emptive analgesia and other preventive pharmacological interventions designed to minimize acute post-operative pain and to elucidate the mechanisms involved in post-operative sensitization; (4) developing pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions to minimize pain and stress in hospitalized infants; and (5) gender differences in acute post-operative pain and analgesic consumption.

Taking graduate students?:
Clinical Developmental Psychology,
Social and Personality
Jennifer Mills
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Broad area of eating and its disorders from both a social/personality and a clinical psychology perspective. Factors that influence women to undertake or continue dieting, and psychological consequences of restrictive eating. Effects of exposure to thin media images on eating, mood and body image among female dieters and nondieters. Anxiety, perfectionism, possible selves, body image and social influences on eating.

Taking graduate students?:
Social and Personality
Myriam Mongrain
(PhD McGill University)

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Vulnerability to depression including the personality styles of dependency and self-criticism, and associated interpersonal behaviours. Transactional models of depression including the dynamics between vulnerable individuals and their social context. Resilience building in those vulnerable to depression is also a current focus.

Taking graduate students?: No
Social and Personality
Norman Park
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Investigates the cognitive and neuropsychological processes associated with perceiving, remembering, and performing goal-directed naturalistic actions. Has a particular interest in the roles of attention and memory. Based on this understanding develops and evaluates methods of neuropsychological rehabilitation of brain-injured individuals.

Taking graduate students?: No
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
Alberta Pos
(PhD York University)

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Present research interests concern psychotherapy processes, emotional processing and the working alliance in particular, and the role they play in change during experiential treatment of depression. I am also exploring prototypical paths of emotional change that mark resolution of subtypes of depression, which would allow for more differential treatment of the disorder. A core interest in emotion processes in general, including nonverbal expressions of emotion, emotion regulation, interruption of emotional experience, and emotion typology. Other research interests are in the identification the client characteristics that reliably predict differential response to experiential psychotherapy.

Taking graduate students?: No
David W. Reid
(PhD University of Waterloo)

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Relationship Science: the integration of intrapsychic (cognitive) and interpersonal processes and how this natural integration can be used to facilitate therapeutic change. Applying complex systems theory to understand the functioning of individuals within relationships such as marriage/committed relationships, organizations and family. The role of psychology in understanding health issues.

Taking graduate students?: No
Social and Personality
Jill B. Rich
(PhD University of Victoria)

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Primary research focus is on different aspects of memory processing (e.g., semantic memory, implicit memory, source memory, prospective memory) and cognition in healthy young individuals, normal aging, and mild cognitive impairment (a transitional stage between healthy aging and dementia). Her clinical work involves neuropsychological assessment, particularly for differential diagnosis of dementia in geriatric populations.

Taking graduate students?:
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science,Developmental Science
R. Shayna Rosenbaum
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Studies the organization of different types of memory in the brain using cognitive, neuropsychological, and functional neuroimaging methods. Patient and fMRI studies of recent and remote memory; hippocampal and cortical contributions to episodic, semantic, and spatial memory; representation of theory of mind and the self in prefrontal and temporoparietal cortex.

Taking graduate students?: No
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
Shake Toukmanian
(PhD University of Utah)
(Professor Emeritus)

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Analysis and evaluation of psychotherapy process; the differential effect of counsellor style of participation on client levels of perceptual processing; process evaluations of self-schema change; the role of culture in psychotherapy.

Taking graduate students?: No
Krista Trobst
(PhD University of British Columbia)

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Application of structural models of personality (i.e., interpersonal circumplex and five-factor models of personality) to increasing understanding of mental, physical, and neuropsychological health processes and outcomes. How personality variables affect the physical and psychological problems to which one is most prone, how one copes with these problems, and how these variables affect outcomes. The role of social support processes and how these variables affect relationship satisfaction and the ability to establish and maintain satisfying relationships.

Taking graduate students?: No
Social and Personality
GARY R. TURNER
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Neural correlates of higher cognitive (i.e. executive control) functions in normal ageing, brain injury and disease using neuroimaging methods; Neurorehabilitation interventions to enhance cognitive functioning in normal ageing and neurological populations; Integration of brain and behavioural measures in neuropsychological assessment.

Taking graduate students?: No
Henny A. Westra
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

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Individual and contextual determinants of engagement and disengagement in psychotherapy. Motivation for change and Motivational Interviewing as an adjunct to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or integrated with CBT in the management of anxiety disorders. How expectancies influence psychotherapy processes & outcomes. Relational predictors of help-seeking and detection of mood and anxiety disorders in primary care.

Taking graduate students?: No

Faculty from other areas affiliated with the Clinical Psychology Area

Faculty MemberPrimary Area AffiliationResearch Interest
James E. Alcock
(PhD McMaster University)
Social and PersonalityCredulity, superstition, and belief systems.
James M. Bebko
(PhD York University)

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Clinical,
Developmental Science
Cognitive and attention skills in children with autism, developmental disabilities and children who are deaf. Roles of metacognition (awareness of self) and language proficiency (e.g., English or signed systems) in the cognitive development of these groups. Early identification; assessment methods; intervention effectiveness.
Jennifer Connolly
(PhD Concordia University)

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Clinical,
Developmental Science
The Teen Relationships Lab studies adolescents’ social development and psycho-social health. Dating and romantic relationships are the main focus right now. I am interested in normal development, atypical development and high-risk contexts.  Current projects examine healthy relationships and resilience, conflict, break-ups, dating violence, teen mothers, and relationships of vulnerable youth.
Raymond E. Fancher
(PhD Harvard University)
(Professor Emeritus)

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Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of PsychologyHistory of psychology and psychoanalysis; scientific biography; history and theory of intelligence testing.
Gordon L. Flett
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Social and PersonalityThe roles of trait perfectionism and perfectionistic self-presentation in personal adjustment, psychosocial functioning, and health problems. The associations among personality, coping, stress, and distress in adolescents, middleaged individuals, and the elderly.
Lucia Gagliese
(PhD McGill University)
The study of pain across the adult life span. Age differences in the mechanisms, assessment and treatment of postoperative and cancer pain and the role of psychosocial factors, such as distress, gender and cognitive impairment, in pain.
Richard N. Lalonde
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

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Social and PersonalitySocial psychology of intergroup relations with a focus on issues of ethnic, cultural, and national identity. Responses to discrimination, immigrant acculturation, and bicultural identification.
Doug McCann
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

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Social and PersonalitySocial information processing and socialcognitive models. Aspects of the self, depression, and interpersonal communication.
Robert T. Muller
(PhD Michigan State University)

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ClinicalChild and adult survivors of abuse; effective models for the treatment of psychological trauma; understanding child and adult attachments to help guide appropriate interventions; the role of social support in recovery from abuse.
Sandra W. Pyke
(PhD McGill University)
(University Professor)
(Professor Emeritus)

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Social and PersonalityThe impact of a chilly climate on womens experience of graduate education; mentoring; history of the influence of feminism on Canadian psychology; violence against women, feminist methodology.
David M. Regan
(PhD DSc London University)
(Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus) FRSC

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Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceHuman brain research. Visual psychophysics: spatial form vision, figure-ground, depth vision, motion, colour, spatial discriminations. Auditory psychophysics: AM and FM channels, auditory localization, speech perception. Human evoked potentials and magnetic brain responses (sensory), visual and auditory. Somatosensation. Application of visual and auditory psychophysics and brain recording to medicine (multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, glaucoma, amblyopia). Vision in aviation and driving. Eye movements.
Erin C. Ross
(PhD Western Ontario)

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Social and PersonalityHow psychologists conceptualize and research lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience. Stereotypes of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse survivors.
Paul Ritvo
(PhD California School of Professional Psychology)
Cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic illness (particularly cancer) delivered via innovative methods (telephone counseling, manuals, website interaction); AIDS prevention in African youth (Uganda, Kenya); preventive oncology (cancer screening, dietary modification, exercise promotion); cross–cultural communication; vaccine delivery, acceptance, development; valuebased purchasing and incentive systems for physician performance.
Alexandra Rutherford
(PhD York University)

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Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of PsychologyFeminist epistemology and historiography; history of women in psychology; diversity issues in psychology; history of behavioral psychology; B. F. Skinner's system in science and culture; history of clinical psychology and psychological practices; oral history methods; critical and cultural history.
Irwin Silverman
(PhD University of Rochester)
(Professor Emeritus)

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Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceHuman ethology and evolutionary psychology.
Fredric Weizmann
(PhD Ohio State University)
(Professor Emeritus)

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Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of PsychologyHistory of child development and psychology, including the influence of eugenics and ideas of race. Normal and atypical development and the influence of evolutionary theory and biology on psychological models of development. Personality theory and its history. The conceptual and historical basis of classification and classificatory systems.
Maxine Gallander Wintre
(PhD York University)

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Clinical,
Developmental Science
Social and emotional development in ages ranging from preschoolers to adults. Social development in the areas of advice-seeking and consultant preferences, social support provision, and social relations with parents and peers. New scales tapping perceptions of reciprocity in relations with parents, spouses and coworkers are being examined for their clinical relevance. Emotional development in the relationship between emotion, cognition and emotion regulation.
Faculty MemberResearch InterestOther Affiliations
James M. Bebko
(PhD York University)

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Cognitive and attention skills in children with autism, developmental disabilities and children who are deaf. Roles of metacognition (awareness of self) and language proficiency (e.g., English or signed systems) in the cognitive development of these groups. Early identification; assessment methods; intervention effectiveness.Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science,
Clinical,
Developmental Science
Yvonne Bohr
(BSc, Ed.D. Toronto)

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Infants, children and families at risk. Cognitively based interventions at the interface between attachment and parental attributions. Cross-cultural parenting. Cognitivebehavioural interventions for children. Children with special needs.
Jennifer Connelly
(PhD Concordia)

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Peer and romantic relationships in adolescence. Romance and sexuality in early adolescence; intimacy and autonomy development in adolescence romantic relationships; dating violence; school-based prevention of dating violence; peer and media influences on dating violence.Clinical
Mary Desrocher
(PhD Toronto)

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Neuropsychology. Cognitive, behavioural, and emotional functioning of children with diabetes and epilepsy. Spatial and working memory. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and congenital hypothyroidism.Clinical Neuropsychology,
Developmental Science
Timothy Moore
(Chair/Professor Department of Psychology, Glendon College

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Forensic Psychology, especially issues pertaining to child witnesses, memory, language comprehension, suggestibility, police investigative practices, and interrogations.Clinical Developmental Psychology
Robert T. Muller
(PhD Michigan State)

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Child and adult survivors of abuse; effective models for the treatment of psychological trauma; understanding child and adult attachments to help guide appropriate interventions; the role of social support in recovery from abuse.Clinical,
Clinical Developmental Psychology
Debra Pepler
(PhD Waterloo)

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Children in families at risk; peer relations of aggressive children; bullying and victimization in childhood and adolescence; girls' aggression; prevention and intervention.Developmental Science
Adrienne Perry
(PhD York)
Graduate Program Director

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Assessment/diagnosis of autism and developmental disabilities, evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions (including especially intensive behavioural intervention), and the positive and negative impacts on families in terms of stress and coping (parents and siblings).Developmental Science
Rebecca Pillai Riddell
(PhD University of British Columbia)

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Understanding how young child and parents interact in painful situations; infant and preschool negative affect regulation, academic performance and social-emotional well-being.Developmental Science
Jennine S. Rawana
(PhD Lakehead University)

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Broadly adolescent health promotion and risk reduction; major depression in adolescents; emergence of seasonal depression in adolescents, cognitive vulnerability to depression, relationship between mood and risk behaviours, developing and evaluating strength-based prevention programs for Aboriginal youth.
Christine Till
(PhD University of Toronto)

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Clinical neuropsychology, impact of neurodegenerative disease on neuropsychologic function (multiple sclerosis, Huntington disease), children's environmental health (impact of early exposure to chemicals on child development), and cognitive rehabilitation.Clinical Neuropsychology
Maggie Toplak
(PhD OISE/University of Toronto)

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Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of attention and learning disorders in children and adolescents; understanding how cognitive and affective processes develop in clinical and healthy populations; dual process models of human reasoning in clinical and healthy populations.Clinical,
Developmental Science
Jonathan Weiss
(PhD York University)

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Prevention and treatment of mental health problems in people with autism spectrum disorders and/or intellectual disabilities across the lifespan. Experience of family caregivers. Mental health services for people with developmental disabilities. Program development and evaluation, the impact of Special Olympics on the psychological well-being of participants, and of cognitive-behavioural and social skill interventions.
Maxine Gallander Wintre
(PhD York Univeresity)

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Social & emotional development, including gender differences & immigrant/generational status. Currently investigating transitions of emerging adults (e.g. transition to university, domestic and international students, the army, etc). Also interested in developmental changes (from preschoolers to young adults) in social relations, consultant choices, social support, social participation skills & emotion cognition.Clinical,
Developmental Science
Magdalena Wojtowicz
(PhD Dalhousie University)

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The overall objective of my research program is to improve our understanding of cognitive dysfunction, psychological functioning, as well as mechanisms of compensation and recovery, in patients suffering from neurological disorders.

My current research efforts are focused on mild traumatic brain injury and sport-related concussion in civilians, service members and veterans, as well as student and professional athletes. I am pursuing projects focused on 1) understanding how pre-morbid factors influence concussion risk and recovery, and (2) examining potential long-term consequences of multiple concussions and exposure to repetitive head trauma over the lifespan.
Clinical Neuropsychology

Faculty from other areas affiliated with the Clinical Developmental Area

Faculty MemberPrimary AffiliationResearch Interest
>John Eastwood
(PhD Waterloo)

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website
ClinicalExplores how the emotional state of an observer, and also the emotional significance of environmental information, influences the deployment of attention. Exploring the experience of boredom, and individual differences that impact on susceptibility to boredom. Focused on gaining a better understanding of basic psychological processes, as well as examining issues that relate more specifically to clinical psychology.
Joel Katz
(PhD McGill)
(Canada Research Chair)

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ClinicalPsychological, emotional, and biomedical factors involved in acute and chronic pain with a particular emphasis on (1) understanding the psychological and physiological processes and mechanisms involved in the transition of acute, time-limited pain to chronic, pathological pain; (2) identifying factors involved in the establishment and reactivation of pain memories after amputation (phantom limb pain) and other traumatic events; (3) pre-emptive analgesia and other preventive pharmacological interventions designed to minimize acute post-operative pain and to elucidate the mechanisms involved in post-operative sensitization; (4) developing pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions to minimize pain and stress in hospitalized infants; and (5) gender differences in acute post-operative pain and analgesic consumption.
David M. Regan
(PhD DSc London)
(Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus); FRSC

e-mail
website
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceHuman brain research. Visual psychophysics: spatial form vision, figure-ground, depth vision, motion, colour, spatial discriminations. Auditory psychophysics: AM and FM channels, auditory localization, speech perception. Human evoked potentials and magnetic brain responses (sensory), visual and auditory. Somatosensation. Application of visual and auditory psychophysics and brain recording to medicine (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, glaucoma, amblyopia). Vision in aviation and driving. Eye movements.
Irwin Silverman
(PhD Rochester)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
website
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceHuman ethology and evolutionary psychology.
Gerald Young
(PhD Montreal)
Developmental ScienceLifespan developmental theory, including cognitive-affective stages. Pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury - causality considerations. The development of manual lateralization/hemispheric specialization.
Fredric Weizmann
(PhD Ohio State)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
website
Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of PsychologyHistory of child development and psychology, including the influence of eugenics and ideas of race. Normal and atypical development and the influence of evolutionary theory and biology on psychological models of development. Personality theory and its history. The conceptual and historical basis of classification and classificatory systems.
Faculty MemberResearch InterestOther Area Affiliations
Scott A. Adler
(PhD Rutgers University)

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website
Infants' visual, attentional and memory development from a neuroscience perspective. Specific topics include the relation between cognitive processes and young infants' formation of future-oriented expectations for the spatial, temporal, and content information of visual events; the interface between visual expectations and memory processes; development of mechanisms for selective attention and visual search; development of object recognition; and the processes involved in infants' control and execution of eye movements.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
Ellen Bialystok
(PhD University of Toronto)

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website
Cognitive development and literacy acquisition in monolingual and bilingual children, development of executive processes across the lifespan, and effect of bilingualism on cognitive aging. Methods include studying participants of all ages (4-80 years) using behavioural and imaging techniques.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
Vinod Goel
(PhD University of California at Berkeley)

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website
Cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. Understanding the cognitive and neurophysiological structures and processes underlying human reasoning and problem solving abilities. Verbal protocol analysis studies of normal and patient populations, computational modelling, and neuroimaging techniques involving Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI). Bridging the "gap" between cognitive and neurophysiological vocabularies.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
Janice Johnson
(PhD York University)

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website
Cognitive development, individual differences, and cognitive process analysis. Culture-fair assessment of cognitive capacity in mainstream and special developmental samples (e.g., deaf, gifted, ESL, language delayed); children's intuitive reasoning in mathematics; measurement of executive functions in children and adults; cognitive style and language processing; cognitive developmental factors in metaphor comprehension; mental arousal/motivation as factors in cognitive performance.

Taking graduate students?: No
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
Juan Pascual–Leone
(MD Valencia, PhD University of Geneva)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
Cognitive development and neuropsychology. Mental attention, working memory, executive functions, intelligence, representation, problem-solving, learning, and their organismic processes. Methods of task analysis. Epistemology/metatheories of human science. Neo-Piagetian research on childhood, infancy, adulthood and aging.

Taking graduate students?: No
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science,
Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of Psychology
Thanujeni Pathman
(PhD Emory University)

e-mail
website
Cognitive development; Developmental cognitive neuroscience; Learning and memory development; Memory for time and space; Episodic memory, autobiographical memory, and semantic memory; Brain development; Learning in naturalistic settings including science centres and museums. Methods: Behavioural assessments, eye tracking, ERP and neuroimaging.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Anne E. Russon
(PhD University of Montreal)
Comparative/evolutionary studies of nonhuman primates, especially the great apes (orangutans, chimpanzees) and especially cognitive development. Imitation and other forms of social learning, tool use, ecological problem solving (arboreal and foraging problems), and the evolution of primate and great ape intelligence. Study of various facets of orangutan intelligence and cognitive ecology in free-ranging ex-captive orangutans in Indonesian Borneo.

Taking graduate students?:
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
W. Dale Stevens
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
My primary research interests are in the areas of cognitive neuroscience, functional neuroimaging (MRI), and neurocognitive development and aging. My program of research broadly investigates the neurocognitive specialization, organization, and interaction of brain systems that underlie human conceptual processing, and the related processes of memory and perceptual abstraction. I use a combination of behavioral, neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and neurostimulation methodologies (e.g., MRI, TMS) to elucidate how cognitive abstraction underlies our ability to grasp, retain, and retrieve information in the form of conceptual knowledge. I also investigate how these processes are affected by healthy aging, and by developmental and neurological disorders.

Taking graduate students?:
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
Melody Wiseheart
(PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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website
Life–span developmental changes in factors that underlie cognitive flexibility. Working memory, inhibition, and processing speed. Neural and behavioural measures of executive control and error processing. Using cognitive psychology to optimize learning and retention of educational materials. Distributed practice, testing and feedback effects.

Taking graduate students?:
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
Gerald Young
(PhD University of Montreal)
Lifespan developmental theory, including cognitive–affective stages. Pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury — causality considerations. The development of manual lateralization/hemispheric specialization.

Taking graduate students?:
Clinical Developmental Psychology

Faculty from other areas affiliated with the Developmental Science Area

Faculty MemberPrimary Area AffiliationResearch Interest
James M. Bebko
(PhD York University)

e-mail
Clinical,
Developmental Science
Cognitive and attention skills in children with autism, developmental disabilities, and children who are deaf. Roles of metacognition (awareness of self) and language proficiency (e.g., English or signed systems) in the cognitive development of these groups. Early identification; assessment methods; intervention effectiveness.
Mary Desrocher
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
Clinical,
Developmental Science
Neuropsychology. Cognitive, behavioural, and emotional functioning of children with diabetes and epilepsy. Spatial and working memory. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and congenital hypothyroidism.
Gordon L. Flett
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
Social and PersonalityThe roles of trait perfectionism and perfectionistic self-presentation in personal adjustment, psychosocial functioning, and health problems. The associations among personality, coping, stress, and distress in adolescents, middle-aged individuals, and the elderly.
Michael Friendly
(PhD Princeton University)

e-mail
website
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceThe development of methods for statistical graphics and data analysis, with particular emphasis on graphical methods for categorical data. History of data visualization. Exploratory data analysis, interactive computing, and psychological scaling.
Christopher D. Green
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
website
Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of PsychologyHistory of American experimental psychology (ca. 1880-1930). Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, and his Analytical Engine. Research methods and statistics. Development and delivery of electronic research and educational materials (websites, digital video, podcasts, etc.)
Laurence R. Harris
(PhD University of Cambridge)
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceThe Harrislab multisensory integration laboratory explores the ways in which we combine information from different senses. How do hearing, vision, touch, and sensory information about body movement and position combine to tell us where and when events happen and what the body's current position and orientation is? Techniques include eye and head tracking, psychophysics and virtual reality.
Doug McCann
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

e-mail
website
Social and PersonalitySocial information processing and socialcognitive models. Aspects of the self, depression, and interpersonal communication.
Timothy Moore
(Chair/Professor, Department of Psychology, Glendon College)

e-mail
Clinical Developmental PsychologyFASD and the criminal justice system; forensic psychology.
Susan Murtha>
(PhD Carleton University)
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceCognitive neuroscience. Investigating attention and memory (facilitation and/or attenuation) by exploring the neural underpinnings of function through computerized testing procedures or brain imaging in the young, healthy aging population or in those patients at the very early stages of dementia.
Debra Pepler
(PhD University of Waterloo)

e-mail
Clinical,
Developmental Science
Children in families at risk; peer relations of aggressive children; bullying and victimization in childhood and adolescence; girls' aggression; prevention and intervention.
Rebecca Pillai Riddell
(PhD University of British Columbia)

e-mail
website
Clinical,
Developmental Science
Exploring the conceptualization of chronic pain in hospitalized infants; understanding how parenting of infants impact health outcomes such as acute pain response; Pediatric psychology.
David M. Regan
(PhD DSc London University)
(Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus) FRSC

e-mail
website
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceHuman brain research. Visual psychophysics: spatial form vision, figure-ground, depth vision, motion, colour, spatial discriminations. Auditory psychophysics: AM and FM channels, auditory localization, speech perception. Human evoked potentials and magnetic brain responses (sensory), visual and auditory. Somatosensation. Application of visual and auditory psychophysics and brain recording to medicine (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, glaucoma, amblyopia). Vision in aviation and driving. Eye movements.
Jill B. Rich
(PhD University of Victoria)

e-mail
website
ClinicalPrimary research focus is on different aspects of memory processing (e.g., semantic memory, implicit memory, source memory, prospective memory) and cognition in healthy young individuals, normal aging, and mild cognitive impairment (a transitional stage between healthy aging and dementia). Her clinical work involves neuropsychological assessment, particularly for differential diagnosis of dementia in geriatric populations.
Irwin Silverman
(PhD University of Rochester)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
website
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceHuman ethology and evolutionary psychology.
Jennifer Steele
(PhD Harvard University)

e-mail
Social and PersonalityStereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from the target’s perspective. How people combat the effects of negative self-relevant stereotypes in academic settings. How stereotypes are activated and inhibited in impression formation. The development of gender/ racial stereotypes and beliefs in children, examined from a social cognitive perspective.
Thomas Teo
(PhD University of Vienna)

e-mail
website
Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of PsychologyCritical reflection on the ontology, epistemology, and ethics of psychology from a historical and theoretical point of view. Studies on the history and theory of 19th century German philosophical psychology, the concept of race and racism, critical and postcolonial psychology. Interested in the history of developmental and social theory.
Maggie Toplak
(PhD OISE/University of Toronto)

e-mail
website
Clinical,
Developmental Science
Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of attention and learning disorders in children and adolescents; understanding how cognitive and affective processes develo in clinical and healthy populations; dual process models of human reasoning in clinical and healthy populations.
Frances Wilkinson
(PhD Dalhousie University)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
website
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceVisual perception with particular emphasis on face and shape recognition. Involvement of the visual system in migraine.
Maxine Gallander Wintre
(PhD York University)

e-mail
website
Clinical,
Developmental Science
Social and emotional development in ages ranging from preschoolers to adults. Social development in the areas of advice-seeking and consultant preferences, social support provision, and social relations with parents and peers. New scales tapping perceptions of reciprocity in relations with parents, spouses and coworkers are being examined for their clinical relevance. Emotional development in the relationship between emotion, cognition and emotion regulation.
Faculty MemberResearch InterestOther Area Affiliations
Christopher D. Green
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
website
History of American experimental psychology (ca. 1880-1930). Research methods and statistics. Development and delivery of electronic research and educational materials (websites, digital video, podcasts, etc.)

Taking graduate students?: No
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science,
Developmental Science
Michael John Pettit
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
Historical epistemology of the human sciences; 19th & 20th century comparative, applied, and popular psychology; sociology of experimental systems; history of sexuality and racial formations; biopolitics; American cultural history; historiography.

Taking graduate students?: No
Alexandra Rutherford
(PhD York University)

e-mail
website
Feminist epistemology and historiography; history of women in psychology; diversity issues in psychology; history of behavioral psychology; B. F. Skinner's system in science and culture; history of clinical psychology and psychological practices; oral history methods; critical and cultural history.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Clinical
Thomas Teo
(PhD University of Vienna)

e-mail
website
Critical reflection on the ontology, epistemology, and ethics of psychology from a historical and theoretical point of view. Studies on the history and theory of 19th-century German philosophical psychology, the concept of race and racism, critical and postcolonial psychology. Interested in the history of developmental and social theory.

Taking graduate students?: 
Developmental Science,
Social and Personality
Raymond E. Fancher
(PhD Harvard University)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
History of psychology and psychoanalysis; scientific biography; history and theory of intelligence testing.

Taking graduate students?: No
Clinical,
Social and Personality
Fredric Weizmann Fancher
(PhD Ohio State University)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
website
History of child development and psychology, including the influence of eugenics and ideas of race. Normal and atypical development and the influence of evolutionary theory and biology on psychological models of development. Personality theory and its history. The conceptual and historical basis of classification and classificatory systems.

Taking graduate students?: No
Clinical,
Clinical Developmental Psychology

Faculty from other areas affiliated with the History and Theory of Psychology Area

Faculty MemberPrimary Area AffiliationResearch Interest
R. Walter Heinrichs
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
website
ClinicalClinical research focused on neuropsychological performance and functional outcome in schizophrenia. Interested in the use of neurocognitive data to enhance diagnostic validity, rehabilitation and the search for endophenotypes for the illness. Also has broader theoretical and historical interests in schizophrenia.
Hiroshi Ono
(PhD Stanford University)
(Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
website
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceSpace perception, binocular vision, eye movement.
Juan Pascual–Leone
(MD Valencia, PhD University of Geneva)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
Developmental ScienceCognitive development and neuropsychology. Mental attention, working memory, executive functions, intelligence, representation, problem-solving, learning, and their organismic processes. Methods of task analysis. Epistemology/metatheories of human science. Neo-Piagetian research on childhood, infancy, adulthood, and aging.
Irwin Silverman
(PhD University of Rochester)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
website
Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive ScienceHuman ethology and evolutionary psychology.
Faculty MemberResearch Interest
Rob Cribbie
(PhD University of Manitoba)

e-mail
website
Robust ANOVA methods, multiplicity control, equivalence testing, and the measurement of change.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
David Flora
(PhD University of North Carolina)

e-mail
website
Psychometric methods and longitudinal data analysis; substance use and abuse, developmental risk and resilience, and personality assessment.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Michael Friendly
(PhD Princeton University)

e-mail
website
Statistical graphics, multivariate statistical methods.

Taking graduate students?:

Faculty MemberResearch InterestOther Area Affiliations
Gord Flett
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
The roles of trait perfectionism and perfectionistic self-presentation in personal adjustment, psychosocial functioning, and health problems. The associations among personality, coping, stress, and distress in adolescents, middle-aged individuals, and the elderly.

Taking graduate students?: No
David Flora
(PhD University of North Carolina)

e-mail
website
The development and application of quantitative methods for psychological research, particularly psychometric methods, and longitudinal data analysis.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Quantitative Methods
Esther Greenglass
(PhD University of Toronto)
(Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
Social psychology, health-related fields. Work stress, burnout, coping, psychosocial factors and rehabilitation, and psychological effects of SARS in nurses. Coping, social support and health, especially interested in applying a new scale, “The Proactive Coping Inventory” to a variety of different populations.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Michaela Hynie
(PhD McGill University)

e-mail
Values, social norms and cross-cultural research pertaining to sexuality, health, and close relationships. Self-conscious emotions and their role in behaviour, and behavioural intentions.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Kerry Kawakami
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
The automatic activation of associations related to social categories including stereotypes, prejudice, automatic behaviors, approach-avoidance tendencies, and emotions. The implication of these associations for responding to target category members and the self. Strategies to reduce these activations.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Paul Kohn
(PhD Harvard University)
(Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus)

e-mail
Stress, adaptive coping, and health.

Taking graduate students?: No
Richard Lalonde
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

e-mail
Social psychology of intergroup relations with a focus on issues of ethnic, cultural, and national identity. Responses to discrimination, immigrant acculturation, and bicultural identification.

Taking graduate students?: No
Raymond A. Mar
(PhD University of Toronto)

e-mail
Projection of the self into fictional narratives. The ascription of intentionality to abstract social agents. Individual differences in, and the core processes of, empathy and social understanding. Imagination. Stimulation based theories of language comprehension. And the neural underpinnings of these processes.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
Doug McCann
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

e-mail
Social information processing and social cognitive models. Aspects of the self, depression, and interpersonal communication.

Taking graduate students?: No
Amy Muise
(PhD University of Guelph)

e-mail
website
Taking graduate students?: Yes
Erin Ross
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

e-mail
How psychologists conceptualize and research lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience. Stereotypes of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse survivors.

Taking graduate students?: No
Regina Schuller
(PhD University of Western Ontario)

e-mail
Research focuses generally on behavioural assumptions in the law, and specifically on the behaviour of various decision makers (e.g., juries, police). Considerable work done on decision-making processes of decision makers in cases involving violence against women (sexual assault, battered women). More recent work examines the impact of racial bias and legal strategies for curbing its influence (e.g., challenge for cause).

Taking graduate students?:
Jennifer Steele
(PhD Harvard University)

e-mail
Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from the target’s perspective. How people combat the effects of negative self-relevant stereotypes in academic settings. How stereotypes are activated and inhibited in impression formation. The development of gender/ racial stereotypes and beliefs in children, examined from a social cognitive perspective.

Taking graduate students?:
Ward Struthers
(PhD University of Manitoba)

e-mail
Social cognition or how people make sense of themselves and other people. Social and organizational psychology, including attributions, social motivation, forgiveness, co-worker interactions, and decision making.

Taking graduate students?: Yes
David Wiesenthal
(PhD SUNY–Buffalo)

e-mail
Psychological aspects of driving; human needs and psychological dimensions of housing; scientific racism; violence and explanations of criminality. Ethics and societal values influencing research practice as well as strong interest in applied psychology.

Taking graduate students?: No

The core faculty of the Clinical Neuropsychology stream  (CNS) are registered psychologists with specialty training in neuropsychology or pediatric neuropsychology. They are also members of the Clinical or the Clinical Developmental areas of Psychology.

Clinical Neuropsychology Stream  Brochure 2018 - 2019

Clinical Neuropsychology Stream core faculty 

Pictured above; Top row left to right: Magdalena Wojtowicz, Christine Till, Norm Park, Walter Heinrichs. Second row left to right: Shayna Rosenbaum, Mary Desrocher, Jill Rich, Gary Turner.

Core clinical and clinical developmental faculty with specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Mary Desrocher
Associate Professor

  • Normative development of spatial memory, autobiographical memory, social cognition, and executive functions in children and adolescents
  • Memory function in children with Type 1 diabetes social cognition and executive function in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Memory function in children with Congenital Hypothyroidism

Dr. Walter Heinrichs
Professor

  • Neural, symptomatic and functional correlates of preserved and impaired cognition in schizophrenia
  • Development of practical cognition measures for neuropsychological patients
  • History and theories of schizophrenia
  • Quantitative research synthesis (meta-analysis)

Dr. Norman Park
Associate Professor

  • Memory and other cognitive processes associated with performance of skilled everyday actions
  • Different memory systems involved in learning and performing skilled actions with novel tools
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Participants studied: amnesics, Parkinson's disease, healthy undergraduates, and older individuals

Dr. Jill B. Rich
Associate Professor

  • Primary research focus is on different aspects of memory processing (e.g., semantic memory, implicit memory, source memory, prospective memory) and cognition in healthy young individuals, normal aging, and mild cognitive impairment (a transitional stage between healthy aging and dementia)
  • Clinical neuropsychological specialization is in differential diagnosis of dementia
  • An emerging research interest focuses on cognitive processes in blind individuals

Dr.R. Shayna Rosenbaum
Associate Professor

  • Research program examines how different types of memory (primarily episodic and spatial) are represented in the brain, and how these types of memory relate to each other and to non-mnemonic abilities, such as decision-making
  • Methods include combining sensitive behavioural paradigms with structural and functional MRI, and multivariate statistical analysis in healthy adults (young and older) and neurological populations (primarily with memory impairment due to hippocampal or frontal lobe damage)
  • Development of real-world clinical measures to detect the basis of changes to memory when normal brain function is disrupted

Dr. Christine Till
Associate Professor

  • Cognitive and behavioural phenotypes associated with childhood-onset demyelinating disorders (e.g. multiple sclerosis)
  • Structural and functional neuroimaging studies of youth with CNS dysfunction
  • Post-recovery cognitive decline after acquired brain injury
  • Prenatal exposure to neurotoxins and visual development
  • Cognitive rehabilitation

Dr. Gary Turner
Associate Professor

  • Neural correlates of higher cognitive (i.e. executive control) functions in normal aging, brain injury and disease.
  • Neurorehabilitation interventions to enhance cognitive funtioning in normal aging and neurological populations.
  • Integration of brain and behavioural measures in neuropsychological assessment.
  • Assessment of cognitive capacity in real-world settings.

Dr. Magdalena Wojtowicz
(PhD Dalhousie University)
e-mail
website

The overall objective of my research program is to improve our understanding of cognitive dysfunction, psychological functioning, as well as mechanisms of compensation and recovery, in patients suffering from neurological disorders.

My current research efforts are focused on mild traumatic brain injury and sport-related concussion in civilians, service members and veterans, as well as student and professional athletes. I am pursuing projects focused on 1) understanding how pre-morbid factors influence concussion risk and recovery, and (2) examining potential long-term consequences of multiple concussions and exposure to repetitive head trauma over the lifespan.